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scoop the pool

To win all, most, or the most coveted of the available awards or rewards in some competition. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The film scooped the pool at the awards ceremony last night, winning the three top prizes for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Among online retailers, the new company clearly scooped the pool this year, capturing an incredible 70% of the market.
See also: pool, scoop
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scoop the pool (or the kitty)

be completely successful; gain everything.
In gambling games, the pool or kitty is the total amount of money that is staked.
See also: pool, scoop
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As well as first place with the club's best winning weight for a long time he also scooped the pool money for the most fish and the heaviest fish.
An unnamed Stockton man also scooped the pool with a win of more than PS100,000, the pools firm said.
Prop forward Chris Hill just about scooped the pool, winning Player of the Year, Players' Player of the Year and the Supporters Trust Award.
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According to the survey of 1,000 people by the Business Travel and Meetings Show, Virgin Atlantic scooped the pool for the most attractive cabin crew, reports News.com.au.
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CHAMPIONS Scholes and Conference winners Hoylandswaine have just about 'scooped the pool' in the annual Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League awards.
This after we scooped the pool in February, when writer Lee Ryder correctly forecast that United would beat Liverpool at St James' Park after Craig Bellamy had put the visitors ahead.
Long Eaton-based Phil (right) scooped the pool last week after staking just pounds 2 and intends using Mirror Racing's top-tipsters to help him land the bonus today.
So it had scooped the pool, leaving other fish, such as Severn Trent, gasping.
The prospect of a $100m Picasso inevitably had everyone in its thrall; owners and estate lawyers were only too keen to consign works on the back of it (Sotheby's have scooped the pool this season, not only winning the Whitney business but the Brunet pictures to sell in London this month--an announcement with more details about the latter will follow).
The carp fell for two "pinkies" on a 16s hook with 4lb line and scooped the pool of Shakespeare's Xtra Special one-off prizes awarded in his section.
HOUSE-BOUND trainer Milton Bradley scooped the pool at Nottingham yesterday when he saddled the first three home in the Britt-Birthday Handicap.
To this end, HBO scooped the pool when the magazine asked cable operators to rate the best and worst cable and satellite channels on their networks.